Chefs and cooks wishing to immigrate to Australia under its Skilled Migration Program now have a golden, but brief, opportunity to take advantage of the re-listing of their occupations on State Migration Plans. But as each state and territory has set sponsorship quotas, it is imperative that prospective visa applicants act quickly to secure their place.
Eligible chefs are currently able to apply to the Australian states of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory for State sponsorship nomination, while Western Australia and Victoria are currently offering State sponsorship nomination to both chefs and cooks.
As neither chef nor cook is included in the Australian Government’s Skilled Occupation List for independent immigration, their inclusion on the State Sponsorship lists opens the door for a limited number of eligible, skilled and qualified practitioners to live and work in Australia.
While the re-listing of their occupation is great news for chefs and cooks wishing to obtain Australian permanent residency, they should be aware that States and Territories have quotas in place for each nominated occupation.
Once a quota is reached, applications will be closed for the remainder of the program year and there is no guarantee that their occupations will be included on future lists.
Visit McGrath Migration Lawyersfor more information.
Susan Wareham McGrath
Registered Migration Agent
McGrath Migration Lawyers
Susan and I help to look after another internet forum. She has just posted the news above on the other forum, so I've nicked it and am repeating it on here because it might help one of more of the regular readers of Poms in Adelaide.